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Jan 27, 2010 5:00pm EST
on wjz 13. >>> wjz is live in mount washington village now. mike hellgren has developing information. >> reporter: vic, he was thrown to the ground. his wallet was stolen, just to give you a little perspective. that's the light rail station right there. many customers use the actual pathway right there. where you can see it tracks over to the whole foods and starbucks in that shopping center. the victim said he didn't even know what hit him. >> reporter: on this passway, in broad daylight, and just feet from the mount washington light rail, two people attacked a man. that victim who asked that wjz not use his name, spoke exclusively to us recalling the frightening ordeal. >> didn't hear anything or see anything. next thing i knew, i was on the ground. two people had thrown me to the ground, one of them was basically punching me and the other was going through my pockets to get to my wallet. >> reporter: he lives and works in mount washington and has been active in the community for years. >> i kind of struggled up, yelling after them, help. and i stumbled up the steps. >>
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Jan 31, 2010 10:30am EST
"washington post" and jim vandehei of politico for analysis. and then i'll have a final thought on the age of miracles or maybe it's not. captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again from snowy washington. governor granholm is in her home state of michigan. senator thune is in south dakota. with us inside the belt way, inside the studio governor barbour and governor rendell. in a place where they're not often, here. welcome to both of you. i want to start this morning with something the president said on friday. when he visited a conference of house republicans and told them that all the tough talk in the... and the partisan rhetoric is making it harder for the two sides to work together. >> we have to be careful about what we say about each other sometimes because it boxes us in in ways that makes it difficult for us to work together because our constituents start believing us. they don't know sometimes this is just politics with you guys, you know, or folk
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Jan 25, 2010 4:30am EST
washington with details. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, authorities are not sure if that is, in fact, the voice of osama bin laden, but they say the tone is alarming. >> our at that time tacks on you will continue -- >> reporter: in what's believed to be the latest message from osama bin laden, the most wanted man in the world takes some of the credit for the botched christmas day bombing and vows to strike again. the al qaeda leader directly addresses president obama saying the plot was supposed to inflict the same kind of terror as 9/11. he threatens to unleach more attacks if the u.s. does not end its support of israel. >> this is a message for the american people. this is a message that unless you change your foreign policy, we're going continue attacking you. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over and audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: some analysts are especially troubled by bin laden's language in the latest message. >> may peace be on those who follow the light of guidance. >>
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 4:00pm EST
and kai jackson are live in washington, d.c. with a preview of what the president will say tonight. good evening, kai. >> reporter: good afternoon, mary. if this speech is about anything here tonight in washington, d.c., it is about the future of the nation. right now, the president is taking a great deal of heat and criticism for the economy, as well as jobs and other issues like healthcare and others to a lesser degree. tonight, we have a preview of that speech and what the president is expected to say. >> president obama will stand before a divided congress and an unhappy nation tonight to deliver his state of the union address. he is going to of to try to convince them that he's fixing the economy. and he'll announce new tax cuts and credits for businesses. >> let's create an environment to get people who are looking for work in this country back to work. >> reporter: the president will announce a salary freeze. and they will announce cutbacks in spending. it's a move aimed at slashing billions from the deficit. but republicans say it's not enough. >> it's 17% of the budget. an
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Jan 27, 2010 9:00pm EST
upset, i know you think washington is not working, i'm with you. i don't think it's working either. we'll see if he can pull this off. >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> there's a metaphor for washington here, katie. why do anything once when you can do it, as bob said, twice or even three times. >> schieffer: i love it, though. this is my favorite night in washington. you look out into that chamber and you see one example of every kind of american in this country you realize what a broad and big country it is. >> couric: i think we can expect a fiery speech. many people have criticized him for being too dispassionate, too distant. so i think you're going to see a lot of animated and soaring rhetoric tonight. >> thank you very much. >> greenfield: and maybe more plain spoken rhetoric. >> couric: well, the white house clearly thinks they have a communications problem. the republicans think there's something wrong with the message. >> madam speaker, vice president biden
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Jan 27, 2010 6:00pm EST
the mount washington neighborhood. reporting live in mount washington, mike hellgren. wjz eyewitness news. >>> and if you think you have any information on the suspects, you're asked to call police. >>> we have breaking news to tell you about right now. a person has been struck outside the post office downtown. captain mike perry with more. mike? >> reporter: yeah, i'm sorry, vic. i could not hear you. we are in front of the post office. north high street at east fayette. this is in front of a parking garage, with a report of a man stuck. under the parking garage. the man has not moved -- or has moved very little since paramedics arrived on the scene. he is going to be transported to a local area hospital. baltimore police have been called. it is not affecting traffic along fayette street because it is actually in front of the parking garage next to the post office. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much, captain mike perry. >>> there is justice tonight for two rape victims in baltimore. their attacker will spend decades in prison. >> reporter: 21-year-old duane price will sp
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Jan 29, 2010 12:00pm EST
people and i don't think they want either is for washington to continue to be so washington- like. i know folks when we are in town spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and looking at who has the upper hand, that's they're obsession, i'm just a president, so take it for what it is worth but i don't believe the american people want us to focus on our job security, they want us to focus on their job security. >> president obama there trying to cut through some of the very thick partisanship that is always found in washington. he has come to baltimore, sort of neutral ground in a hostile audience but you hear some applause. he's wrapping up his formal comments to lawmakers and then they will enter into a question and answer session and get down to business at that point. again some of the key points that president obama wants to hammer out is jobs an unemployment, he was at chesapeake machine before this stop unveiling a huge tax credit benefit for small businesses. they get a $5,000 tax credit for every worker they put on the payroll. we'll see what is reac
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Jan 26, 2010 12:00pm EST
washington, d.c. metro workers were struck and killed on the tracks this morning. this it is latest of a string on fatalities in the washington area transit system. ron is live in the news room to explain. >> reporter: the men were installing safety equipment on the red line when they were hit this morning. one worker dies from the scene a few blocks from the metro station. the other died on the way to the hospital. employees were killed while trying to fix the automatic train control system. that system's failure may have contributed to a separate crash that killed nine people in june of 2009. national transportation safety board has launched on investigation into this latest accident. back to you. >> thank you. >>> this morning's accident disrupted service for many maryland commuter. red line was shut down between shady grove and twin brooks station while the crash was investigated a new federal law is on the books and the road. drivers of commercial vehicles may no longer text behind the wheel. while that may seem like common sense a state fine is in place to guarantee the compliance.
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Jan 10, 2010 10:30am EST
by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. washington has been fixated on the war on terror, but yesterday one of those weird stories cropped up that set washington on its ear. a new book claim bing by mark halpern and john hidealman reports that during the campaign last year senate majority harry reid was telling people privately that barack obama's campaign would be helped because he was, quote, a light-skinned african- american with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." reed spent all day yesterday apologizing to the president who said he accepted the apology and to a score of black politicians and leaders. but the episode does recall a very similar incident when then republican leader trent lott said that he had the country elected segregationist strom thurmond we wouldn't have had so many problems. that caused such a furor you'll recall that lott had to resign his leadership post. senator feinstein who is in california this morning, i have to start wit
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Jan 5, 2010 4:30am EST
in washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, this meeting is really a first step to improving communication in the intelligence community. the president is mostly focused on two areas, the u.s. terror watch list and airline screening. president obama plans to layout new steps today aimed at keeping the skies safe. he'll make the public statement after his big security meeting with officials this afternoon. they'll discuss how a nigerian man allegedly came so close to blowing up a u.s. jetliner and more importantly how to avoid another attack. >> with the terrorist on the plane coming in to detroit, we are not satisfied. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton will be just one of the 20 agency heads at today's briefing. on monday, she vow order to close any gaps in the nation's security net. >> we're looking to see whether those procedures need to be changed, upgraded. >> reporter: some changes are already under way. the government has added dozens of names to the terrorist watch list and no-fly list and international travelers are facin
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Jan 8, 2010 4:30am EST
federal court. whit johnson is in washington with details. >> reporter: one thing the president is not doing is he's not calling for a complete overhaul of our national security system. but he does say it needs some fine tuning and he's telling people within the intel against community to do a better job. umar farouk abdulmutallab faces a six count indictment. the 23-year-old nigerian is accused of attempting to use a mass deprugs instruction, trying to destroy an aircraft and attempting to murder 289 individuals. no one was seriously hurt in the botched christmas day attack, but the very fact that abdulmutallab was even on a u.s. plane has sparked a massive review of the nation's security. >> when the system fails, it is my responsibility. >> reporter: president obama says the buck stops with him. but he's also demanding that the intelligence community do a better job. security agencies must now establish clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he's ordered improvements in the system for putting people on no-fly lists. >> we must follow the leads
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Jan 1, 2010 5:00pm EST
washington, d.c. are seeing big drops in their murders. >>> 2010 gets off to a slippery start in some places. last night's rain washed away most of yesterday's snowfall. but some icy spots remain. you can see the conditions pretty dicey in hampden. a live look outside right now. a crisp and cloudy first day of the year. meteorologist bernadette woods is in the first warning weather center, with more on what you can expect for the weekend. >> reporter: happy new year, denise and everyone out there. couple of sprinkles or flurries are possible as this batch makes its way through the state. this is just the tail end of the whole storm system that affected us for the last couple of days. so as we head through the last few hours, just a sprinkle, just a flurry. that's about it. it will make its way toward harford county to the east. temperature-wise, the day is not so bad. we're going to see the temperatures really drop over the next few days. and the cold air is going to stick around for a while. we'll have the forecast coming up. adam? >> tonight, president obama continues to review the prelimi
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Jan 5, 2010 6:00pm EST
nation at airports. from washington, he is pushing his security team to prevent another lapse like the close call on christmas day. >> reporter: president obama wants his national security team to pursue better ways to screen passengers and coordinate the terrorist watch list. >> when a suspected terrorist is able to aboard a plane with explosives on christmas day, the system has failed in a disasterrous way. >>> dozens of suspected terrorists have been added today that bases and the administration ordering airlines in 14 countries to give full body patdowns to every passenger heading to the u.s. but president obama says that best way to prevent another breakdown like the one that allowed a man to board a plane with explosives in his underwear is to make sure they're sharing intelligence we have to do better and we will do better. >> reporter: a full report on the botched attacks is still weeks away. the tsa is rushing to add body scanners across the country. security experts say they're necessary. >> most americans want to hear leadership and want to hear, if it's a tough call between
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Jan 21, 2010 4:30am EST
, about if not rethink, its agenda. it tara mergener in washington has more. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the white house says this costly loss in massachusetts was the result of voter frustration, with the economy a 10% unemployment rate and health care reform. >> the same thing that swept scott brown into office swept me into office. people are angry and they're frustrated. not just because of what's happened in the last year or two years, but what's happened over the last eight years. >> reporter: for an administration that's had its health care agenda derailed, it's time to refocus on getting the economy back on track. >> clearly financial reform is going to take and play a bigger role in what happens legislatively in the next several months. >> reporter: today's proposal will give the government new powers to limit the size of banks, and control their ability to engage in high risk trades, specifically it will limit what's called proprietary trading. that's when banks trade for their own account, basically making debts on the markets with its own mon
CBS
Jan 28, 2010 4:30am EST
acknowledged mistakes, chastised republicans and promised to move forward. tara mermgner is in washington with details. >> reporter: well, the president had a lot riding politically on that speech. last neat he called for cooperation and support. president obama's top priority this year is getting millions of americans back to work. >> i want a jobs bill on my desk without delay. >> reporter: after devoting much of her first state of the union address to the issue, he'll drive home the message today in tampa, florida. he'll announce $8 billion in grants for high speed rail development, expected to create thousands of new jobs. >> we can put americans to work today building the infrastructure of tomorrow. >> reporter: several ideas for job growth came up last night, among them ending tax breaks if companies that move jobs overseas and using the $30 billion in bailout money repaid by wall street banks to boost lending if for small businesse. the president also touched on the monster definite sit, announcing a task force to tackle it and proposing a freeze on some government spending. >> fam
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00pm EST
correspondent jan crawford in washington. thanks, jan. while the president was taking on one branch of the government last night, nancy cordes tells us, he was playing peacemaker with another. >> reporter: last night, the president practically pleaded with both parties to find some common ground. >> but what frustrates the american people is a washington where every kay is election day. but it's precisely such politics that has stopped either party from helping the american people. >> reporter: any spirit of bipartisanship inspired by his words... dissipated within minutes. >> we're not going to do it. >> that's not fair. that statement, dick, that's unfair. we put -- >> reporter: on a cbs news webcast right after the speech, katie couric asked democrat dick durbin and republican eric cantor if they could work together with the president. >> katie, look, i think where the american people are is they are frustrated with the direction of this president's agenda. >> reporter: the search for common ground continued. how about the president's proposal to give community banks $30 billion so they
CBS
Jan 27, 2010 7:00pm EST
more washington programs, it's not about more federal spending. >> reporter: on health care reform, the president is expected to defend his plan vigorously, just as he did recently in ohio. >> i'm not going to walk away just because it's hard. >> reporter: that's sure to infuriate republicans who hoped it was dead. education will take a big step up on the president's agenda, exempted from the spending freeze. the budget will increase 6.2%. the president also will aggressively argue for regulating week and major climate change legislation. even many democrats question whether he can tackle so many big problems at the same time. >> i don't think he can. i don't think houdini can. >> reporter: the president will also propose doing away with "don't ask, don't tell", that's the pentagon policy for prohibiting openly gay men and women from serving in the military. katie? >> couric: chip reid. chip, thanks very much. now, earlier today at the white house i got a preview of the president's adress from his chief of staff, rahm emanuel. i began by asking him what mistakes the president will
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Jan 20, 2010 5:00pm EST
reaction from washington tonight. vic? >> reporter: this is already being called one of the biggest upsets in political history. scott brown defeated martha coakley, who was once considered a shoo-in. in coakley's concession speech, she admits she squandered a lead. >> when there's trouble in massachusetts, rest assured, there's trouble everywhere. and they know it. >> i am heartbroken at the result. and i know that you are also. >> washington insiders blame coakley for running a sluggish campaign. >> her campaign officials say president obama should have done more to help her win. >>> it's a different story tonight on the beltway's west side, back to normal now. but this time yesterday, a huge traffic snarl, after a water main broke right under the roadway. wjz is live. mike schuh has more on the conclusion of that problem. and the beginning of others. hi, mike. >> hello, kai. hello, everyone. water workers know that this is their busiest time of the year. as soon as they fix one, another one or two, like this one on wilkens, pops up. >> hard to believe something this small, just 1
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Jan 5, 2010 5:00pm EST
day. in washington, joel brown, wjz "eyewitness news." >> we'll have much more coverage to the president's reaction on "eyewitness news" tonight at 6:00. >>> a frigid winter is sweeping maryland. outside at gray mountain 33rd street today, lots of people bundled up trying to stay warm in the cold weather. the same was the same in charles village where they were turning to layers to avoid the chilly wind whipping around. beautiful sunset over baltimore. temperatures are plunging but the big question is how long will the blast of cold weather stick around? wjz has coverage of the winter blast. we begin with mike schuh with the impact of the cold weather. >> reporter: the people we found outside today were those who knew they would be outside for an extended time and those just passing through. another day for the city left in the freezer. >> the cold just comes right through the house and right through everything. you just can't get warm. >> reporter: simply put? >> the cold's gotten old. >> reporter: most of us have to go out. now imagine you know that your whole day will be spe
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Jan 11, 2010 4:00pm EST
in november. in washington, joel brown. >> the president is eager to close the book on this episode. >> oust illinois governor rod made comments of his own. he said he's blacker than barack obama because he grew up in a small apartment and shined shoes as a child. he says it was a stupid thing to say. >>> if you're waiting for someone to get home, let's check in with sharon gibala in traffic control. >>> good afternoon. wedwe do have some problems, there is a look at 95 at the tunnel, you can see some police lights flashing in the middle of the screen. that's police activity in the northbound direction. in darlington. watch for an accident, that one blocking lanes. a tractor trailer, a second accident at whiskey bottom road. joplin at eastern and watch for fire activity. there's a live look at the police activity which looks like it is just clearing up at the tunnel. topside looking good at green spring. >>> thank you. there's a new option when it comes to public transportation and it's free. the charm city circulator begins circulating. you can hop on and off of the circulateor. th
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Jan 12, 2010 7:00am EST
washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and the president needs senate majority leader harry reid working at full steam if he wants to pass a health care bill quickly and try to bring those numbers back up. that's one of the reasons that he's giving the leader some very high profile. >> this is a good man who 45s always baby on the right side. >> reporter: president obama made it clear he's standing by senate majority leertd harry reid. >> for him to have used some in-artful language in trying to praise me and for people to try to make hay out of that makes absolutely no sense. >> reporter: a host of african-american leaders have rallied to reid's defense, as well arguing that despite his poor choice of words, reid was unfortunately correct when he told the authors of the new book "game change" back in 2008 that barack obama had a real shot at the presidency because he was a, quote, light-skinned african-american with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one. >> i've apologized to the president, i've apologized to everyone within the sound of my voice that c
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Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: this fire occurred in the 3500 block of washington boulevard. it is a commercial facility that is used to turn pallets into basically dust. this commercial chipper apparently caught fire. it is not clear whether it was operating at the time or whether it was operating earlier and the pellets from inside or the salt dust inside of it caused it to catch fire. but flames were leaping nearly 100 feet into the air. you can clearly see it, 10 or 12 miles away. when we arrived on the scene, baltimore county fire officials arrived here rather quickly. and were able to quickly knock down the smoke and flames. there is no reports of injuries here. we do not have a name on this business. but we know that it is off of georgetown road near washington boulevard. firefighters are investigating the cause of this fire. and it appears at this point that the fire is out. back to you on tv hill. >> yeah, firefighters did a good job. thanks, captain mike perry. >>> the crime shocked the baltimore region. a well-liked assistant manager at a dollar store, murdered inside the store. tonight, a pl
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Jan 28, 2010 5:00pm EST
down in the low teens overnight. maybe some single digits. 48 in washington. 54 still in pax river. it was very mild early on. because the winds were southwesterly because of this front. the front has gone through the region. winds have gone back to the west/northwest and bringing in the chilly air. 48 in annapolis and kent island. here comes your wet/north -- west/northwest winds. we have wind gusts here, up to 30 here. 30 in oakland. and 30-mile-an-hour winds, with 23-degree temperatures, makes it feel like 5 above zero. 20 mime an hour -- 20-mile-an- hour wind gusts here in ocean city. that system we have been tracking yesterday, it was over, let's say southern nevada, not too far from boulder city. it's now moved out across arizona, new mexico. bulk is sitting over north mississippi. alabama. georgia, south carolina, north carolina. it's going to continue to move off to the east. the northern edge. that's where the snow is. north texas, it's going to be just to our south. the bulk of the precip will be across southern virginia. some spots here along the north carolina-virginia
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Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
. 40 in washington. the air is really dried out. the dew point is down to 20. which means tonight, temps will get into the mid-20s. rock hall is 37. d.c. at 40, as well as columbia. light, northerly winds. tomorrow, they will come back to the east and eventually go back to the south and southwest. low pressure sitting out here. this is the same storm hitting california, a day and a half ago. it's going to quickly move across the country. pick up just the gulf of mexico. and it's warm down here. it's going to bring all of this moisture up into the ohio valley. by the time it gets to us, we'll see a pretty good amount of rain. maybe an inch. maybe some areas could see two inches of rain out of that system. as it heads across the country. and that's going to take, another 12 to 24 hours. so we'll see clouds on the increase saturday night. rain by sunday afternoon. rain all day sunday afternoon and sunday night. it will end on monday. early, early. but now we've cleared that beautiful storm way offshore. it's completely weakened. so we're not dealing with that anymore. but mild air, h
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Jan 24, 2010 11:00pm EST
washington, but grew up in montgomery county, where he moved in and out of several foster homes. his high school track coach remembers him as an inspirational young man. >> he considered people family. the people who helped them on the way. as coach, he called me dad sometimes. >> reporter: it's a heart- breaking tragedy. many are now filling his facebook page with condolence messages. all three men have prior arrest records and tonight, all three remain in custody at central booking. no bail. live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> they are planning a vigil in gathersburg. >>> let's look outside right now at our soggy outback. bernadette woods is live with the updated conditions in the first warning weather center. >> the first warning doppler radar right now, a steady rain. not the heavy rain we're expecting later tonight. it continues to fill in on the backside here in d. c.. we're going to switch this over to a more national view and show you, because this is a much larger storm and we are not done with it quite yet. all the way down to the south. her
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00pm EST
washington state or toronto to burlington, vermont, and fly from there. >> reporter: what's the likely economic impact, peter, on airlines and for that matter airports? >> reporter: american business spent $278 billion in travel internationally in 2008 so it's not an insignificant amount. if you lose airline revenue and airport revenue, that will force maybe them to relax these new rules. >> couric: all right, peter greenberg. peter, thanks very much. the terror trail leads back to yes, ma'am blen the airline plot was hatched. the suspect, umar farouk abdulmutallab, spent a lot of time there attending an arabic school and training with militants. al qaeda is believed to be planning an attack inside yemen's capital but today the government struck first. heather murdoch of the internet news site globalpost.com reports from san'a. >>. >> reporter: the american and british embassies stayed closed today. the diplomatic shutdown came amid signs that al qaeda was planning an attack on the capital. instead, the yemeni government took the fight to al qaeda, targeting a senior leader in a battle
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Jan 13, 2010 4:00pm EST
biggest deals today. the bankers gather in washington to discuss the financial crisis. >> >> we have news breaking at the bay, that continues. >> the forecast, we have the answer coming up. >> wjz.com, we always have the top stories, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> welcome back. we are looking at what has been a pretty mild day, all things considered. with the wind chill we have had for the last couple of weeks now, we are at a true 39 degrees without the blast of the arctic air. we have 39% of relative humidity. we have the winds coming out of the west. across the state, we have temperatures ranging from 33, 33 and 39. we have near the river, it's ranging around the 40-degree mark, and we have topped out for this day at marshall. we have seen the steady flow of the winds coming in. they are tapping in to the ar the tick air. as you see here in hagerstown, we have a soft pressure flow, we are going to have more and more warm air wrap around that, and we are going to feel more of that in the next few days. because we are so is dry, we have no moisture that is hitting the ground. it is all pushed up
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Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
up. the white supreme cyst accused in the deadly shooting in washington d.c.'s holocost museum has died. the 89 year old was suffering from congestive heart failure. health problems were complicating his psychiatric evaluation at a federal facility. he was awaiting trial for killing security guard steven johns during the attack on june tenth. >>> the nba suspended gilbert arenas indefinitely for storing guns in his locker room. commissioner david stern said he is not fit to take the courts for a game. the all-star violated nba rules when he brought the weapons to the verizon center last month. he admitted to pulling a gun on a teammate but said it was a joke. that contradicted published reports that said he was arguing over a gambling debt. he will lose nearly $150,000 for each game he misses. arenas actions are also under investigation by federal and local authorities. >>> a man is adjusted for stabbing a man at a new years party. police responded to the aloft hotel in hanover just after midnight and they found a man shot and another stabbed. they are looking in connection for som
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Jan 12, 2010 7:06pm EST
but howard kurtz is the media reporter for the "washington post" and host of cnn's "reliable sources." basically, howie, you can explain what happened. conan o'brien threatened to walk saying he wasn't going to participate in the destruction of late night television at nbc, correct? >> katie, from the moment i heard about this cockamamie compromise that nbc cooked up to undo the original blunder of kicking jay leno off the "tonight show" i figured o'brien would bolt. it's humiliating to wait five years as he did for that prime real estate and be evicted by the very guy you replace. as you know, network television can be a brutal business and conan was not putting out the numbers. younger viewers love him but he lost much of the traditional tonight show audience as he slid into third place. >> couric: howie, stand by because you have the background but some of our viewers don't so let's go back to that report by sandra hughes. >> reporter: last night, conan o'brien's jokes were still on nbc. >> everybody now wants to know what my plans are. everyone's asking me. all i can say is i pla
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Jan 11, 2010 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: republicans argue there is a double standard in washington when it comes to race. they point to the controversy that caused trent lott his position. >> lott was forced to resign his leadership post. but b.e.t. commentator jeff johnson says the situations don't compare. >> what we heard on the other side with trent lott was about seeing a system maintained that did gradated a system of people. those aren't the same kind of comments. >> reporter: reid may survive the controversy now. but it promises only to complicate what was already shaping up tora -- to be a tough re-election battle in november. >> joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> reid said attorney general eric holder, who is black, would be willing to make public statements on his behalf. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. gay marriage fight. the cases could pay the way for making the cases legal nationwide. >>> an extra time a -- dime a drink. a new state tax on hard liquor could help fund social services program. and that has some people concerned. i'm andrea fujii. that story coming up. >>> and coming up, th
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Jan 12, 2010 6:00am EST
spotlight until 2005 when summoned to washington for congressional hearing on performing enhancing drugs. >> my message is that steroids is bad. >> but when pressed he refused to answer questions about whether he specifically took drugs. he says he wanted to come clean then but his legal counsel advised otherwise. cardinals management says monday's admission was disappointing but may help restore maguire's image. >> how much of a burden was it to carry this secret even if in the minds of some it was an open secret, to carry this secret until ? >> i think you see it. >> maguire called rodger's widow to break the news to her. maguire says he believes that word should be reinstated. back to you. >> his admission comes because he wants to become the hitting coach for the st. louis cardinals. >>> the man suspected of a young salisbury girl has been indicted in kebs with that case. he's been charged with child abduction and burglary. he has not yet been charged with her murder. foxwell's body was found christmas day on the eastern shore. leggs is a convicted sex offender. >>> a man hunt underw
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Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
hellgren reports from washington, d.c. on stephanie rawlings-blake's high-profile visit. >> reporter: mayor-to-be stephanie rawlings-blake met with the president here at the white house. it's a far cry from last year, when mayor sheila dixon was uninvited. >> reporter: president obama got a warm welcome from mayors across the country. and the only nonmayor in the crowd. baltimore city council president stephanie rawlings- blake. she promised to repair the city's relationship with washington after several high- profile white house snubs of the scandal-tainted mayor dixon, even before dixon's conviction on embezzling gift cards for the needy. >> there is nothing that difficult that committed people with an eye on the prosperity of the possibilities of baltimore can't overcome. >> reporter: last year, the white house rescinded dixon's invitation from the same event, drawing her allies. >> we respectfully ask, sir, why our mayor was left out. >> reporter: dixon was also not invited on stage, not even mentioned during mr. obama's visit to baltimore during the inauguration. >> was i bother
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Jan 28, 2010 11:00pm EST
to make sure those unions are not recognized in washington. baltimore county delegate emmitt burn has pushed a bill that will not identify same-sex couples married in other states. >>> well here's a question, if a married couple doesn't have marital relations, are they still married? one bill before the state legislature is looking to offer divorces for couples that have not had marital relations for more than a year. >>> and restaurant week is in baltimore. you can find a link to zagat on our website on wjz.com. >> you're a foodie, i think you're be clicking away. >> right away. >>> the steps john edwards took to keep his extramarital affairs from his wife and the public. >> to that time, if somebody didn't stop him, babies were going to continue to die. >> a man testifies why he murdered a doctor to keep him from doing abortions. >>> the president announces more than $8 billion for funding for high speed rail across the country. how much of that is going to maryland. wjz goes one on one with the u.s. secretary of transportation. >>> a frigid friday and weekend and maybe some sno
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Jan 21, 2010 12:00pm EST
from washington county up west. the rest of us are still going to see potentially some accumulating sleet, ice potentially and some wet snow out of this system. so, it is going to be moving in here very late tonight when the temperatures are at their coldest. currently 39 degrees. 25 the dew point. relative humidity at 66%. east wind 10 miles an hour. the barometer rising. temperatures ranging from 28 in oakland to about 40 and 42 in elkton and ocean city representatively. around the metro area, 37 westminster, 39 columbia and 41 in rock hall. winds coming in from the east will be bringing in a little bit of moisture. going to help cut some of the dry air as it is coming in off the bay and off the ocean. but again, these winds are going to reflect the bit of a spin here. likely pick up as we get into the evening and overnight hours. and then into tomorrow. all this is moving across the tennessee valley making its way in here, we will see more and more rain by midnight tonight. we will start to see potential sleet and rain mix and then it will be maybe ending in snow because the cold
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Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
facing felony charges. the charge was filed yesterday and appears the washington wizard all-star reached a plea deal with prosecutors. he admitted to storing 4 unloaded guns in his locker at the arena. >>> a third grader from new jersey finds himself stuck on the tsa terrorist list. he gets the up close and personal treatment every time he flies. he was flagged when he was a baby. the attorney has hired an attorney to get him off of the list with no success. >> still ahead, looking live outside, stay tuned, marty bass will be back with the first warning weather forecast. >>> let's look at the day's midday stocks. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> using our combined years of technology in high school and college, we think we determined that preston is a guy. >> we think. >> preston also would like to find a treat and practice standing on one leg. either way, it's just a lab mix, a beautiful dog, happy, great personality. preston is 8 weeks old and needs a home. have you tried one of these in new systems? pretty yellow scarf, compliments of the puppy sponsor mr. basement believes that together
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Jan 9, 2010 6:00pm EST
testify in washington this week. authorities are jpmorgan chase will testify. the hearings will continue this wednesday and thursday. >>> the financial crisis may have caused housing problems over the past few years. housing prices in the baltimore area rose in 2009. home sales increased by 3% compared to the year before. however, there is a downside here. the average sales price fell 9% compared to prices in 2008. sales have picked up due to the $8,000 first-time home buyer credit. >>> if you are sitting at home tonight, i hope you have the fireplace roaring. it is another cold one. >> it will be cold. the winds are dying now. i want to show you that we are at 29 degrees. the dew point is at 8 degrees. we are dropping into the teens overnight. i'll have the rest of the weekend forecast when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> well, you piqued my curiosity. a warm up coming? >> it will not be that warm. we have been solidly below that since the year started. the first day on january 1st, we got to 41 degrees early in the day. we have been in the 20s or 30s since then. we got above freezing
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Jan 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
red cross headquarters in washington to discuss relief efforts. and former president bill clinton lent a hand at port-au- prince. plans are on the way to build a massive tent camp for 100,000 victims. people are still being found alive and search teams believe there are survivors inside collapsed buildings. rob morrison, port-au-prince, haiti. >>> the earthquake is impacting people from haiti to maryland as we said. and our coverage continues now with mike hellgren with some local survival stories. >> reporter: particularly a young man who has a great love for haiti. he was thankfully not injured, now he's doing what he can to help those who are still there. these are the images of the devastation as the situation in haiti grows more dire moment by moment. local teenager pat henry is a survivor. he was volunteering at a orphanage when the quake started. >> everything was shaking, falling to the floor. when i got up, i was just in shock. i ran downstairs to check on the kids. i was coming out, there was a big part of the building has fallen down on, a corner of it. there was damage
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Jan 17, 2010 10:30am EST
chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. the pictures continue to shock, the statistics boggle the mind. the latest estimate of the death toll is at a minimum 100,000 but it may eventually be twice that. at least 250,000 have been injured. at least 300,000 people now in the capital city are living in the streets. the rescue efforts go on. the city is relatively calm. but there are increasing incidents of violence and looting as the need for food and water grows. our jeff glor was in the first wave of correspondents to arrive. jeff, what is going to be the main problem for officials today? >> reporter: bob, without question, the biggest problem here today remains not getting the food and supplies in but getting it out into the population. at this point only a small traction of the food and supplies that have come in have gotten out. it couldn't have happened in a worse place. only one runway at the airport. the streets are littered with debris. the port is badly damaged here. there really was no infrastru
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Jan 5, 2010 6:00am EST
the team making them is the washington redskins who fired the head coach yesterday. he was at the head of the time for past two seasons with a total record of 12-20. the ravens -- a wild card game in new england. the game could be easier for the defense. they don't have to worry about a receiver who suffered a knee injury. that doesn't mean they're counting the patriots out at this point. they're in playoffs for second straight year. see them this sunday here on wjz 13, taking on the patriots in massachusetts. our live coverage kicks off at 1:00 sunday afternoon. >> the single-elimination tournament. >> yeah. >> my mic is off. that's the single-elimination tournament. something interesting i found out yesterday at the press conference. nfl coaches basically wear the rebok product on the sideline. the nfl wants to see the coaches and the coaching staff looking like they've dressed together or coordinated. this is the coach of the patriots. you see a lot of them on sunday. if it's cold or not, he has a sweatshirt on or wearing a hoody. he's not a fashion maiden. he's walking around,
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Jan 8, 2010 7:00am EST
national intelligence under president george w. bush and joins us this morning from washington. good morning. gr good morning. >> give me your reaction to the president's comments yesterday. >> well, i think it was good that he dealt with this so quickly, that they came up with this preliminary report so fast and that they've taken responsibility. i think as was suggested by one of the earlier speakers, he's certainly moving comfortably into his commander in chief role. so i think they've handled this situation well. clearly something went seriously wrong in not getting this individual on the watch list that would have prevented him from getting on that aircraft. >> so much has been said since christmas day about connecting the dots. the president said it depend yesterday. you lived in the reality of this business. should we think that those do it ts were connectible? >> that's a really great question. and i still -- i'm thinking hard about that one because they talk about it might have prevented this plot from unfolding. it could have disrupted it. but these were frag men taker piec
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
of washington wondering and which the president will have to xwrap well when he returns later today is will any heads roll for the failure to connect the dots on the in-telling against surrounding the attempted christmas day bombing of that plane in detroit. harry? >> bill plante, thanks so much. one of the issues president obama will also sgu with his advisers tomorrow is how to control the spread of terrorism to yemen. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london with more on that growing hot spot. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, harry. indeed a hot spot. ever since it became clear that the failed detroit bomber abdulmutallab got his training and perhaps even his explosives in yemen. in the yemeni capital saana, the u.s. embassy is closed for the second day in a row after a senior white house counterterrorism official said al qaeda may be planning an attack. it wouldn't be the first time. in 2008, 19 people died when the embassy was bombed and rocketed by a group calling itself islamic jihad. and back in 2000, the uss cole was bombed on a stop in yemen for refueli
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Jan 21, 2010 4:00pm EST
his first day in washington. >>> massacre in virginia tonight. we learn more about the gunmen. the accused gunmen and his mental state. >> concern at the private school attended by the children of president barack obama. the teacher is charged with sexual abuse. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is 4:29. 39 degrees and partly cloudy. hello, everyone. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> wicked weather is causing havoc. more than 1200 homes are under evacuation. and forecasters are predicting even more heavy rain. reporting for wjz from southern california. >>> it's the fourth day of storms for southern california and could be the worst yet. >> there is still rain to come. we don't have any idea what kind of rain it will produce. >> reporter: police are urging residents in hilly places like la canada to leave before it's too late. >> for those people who are in those homes that are under threat, it is very likely we will not be able to reach you. >> reporter: the area is ripe for mudslides, following last year's wildfires. despite the heavy rains so far, there has been no
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Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
washington. he pulled off a major upset in the special election for ted kennedy's senate seat. >> this is the special's seat. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: as unexpectedly large numbers of voters casted ballots. the polls showed a race too close to call. democrat martha he harnessed angered over the economy and president obama. >> it will raise taxes, hurt medicare, destroy jobs. >> the party will no longer have the votes in the senate to pass a final version of health care reform or push through white house priorities without republican help. >> i hope they're paying close attention because tonight the independent voice of massachusetts has spoken. >>> president obama made phone calls congratulating brown and thanking coakley. >> there will be plenty of wednesday morning quarterbacking about what happened and what went right and wrong. >> reporter: supporters of coakley and the president are already pointing fingers. political watchers say she took a break at a critical time, and held half as many events and jumped in the ad game late. despite the loss, democrats insist they wi
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Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
. according to our immediate kwa partner, high temperatures and air pollution in washington, d.c. tend to travel north to charm city. officials say the city's lack of greenery makes it more prone to hot weather and the pollution that comes wi. >>> and this morning there's a new champion in college football with a hard hitting game in pasadena, the texas long horns battled it out in the bcs national championship and it would be a rough game from the start. colt mccoy was knocked out of the game after just five plays. the long horns would make a good effort in his absence, but alabama's heisman award winning runningback mark ing ram would prove too much for them. alabama finishes this season undefeated. >>>and from crimson to purple, ravens fans are showing off their purple pride as the team prepares to head to massachusetts for its wild card showdown. this entire city has once again caught raven fever. >> we're on it, man. this is purple thursday before purple friday and we're ready. >> ready to win. >> absolutely. >> yes, they're going to win. >> at bank head quarters in downtown bament m
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Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
washington county, one to three inches of snow leaning toward the three than the one because of the cold, air in place, and the timing of this storm, in the overnight hours, of course higher elevations from western could see three to six inches of snow. as a result we have a went weather advisory, because of snow moving into the region. had is in effect from 10:00 tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, again winter storm warning, they have been dealing with lake effect snows for the last few days or so. they're dealing with that as well as the new storm system moving on through. right now temperatures are in the teens toward oakland, 16 is the coldest spot on the map, 28 down in ocean city, everyone in the immediate metro, around there with rock hall at 30, being the warm spot on the map, and west minister, 24 columbia, and 29 down in annapolis. winds are light today, compared we have been in double digits most of the week but now an easing of that because of a storm system that is starting to ease away as that goes away, r we are looking at less pressure, between that storm and everything
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Jan 5, 2010 4:00pm EST
close call on christmas day. in washington. joel brown, wjz, "eyewitness news." >> the 23-year-old suspect charged with trying to destroy the northwest airlines flight remains in federal custody tonight. prosecutors are reviewing more than 200 hours of security footage to piece together how he was able to bring those explosives on the plane. wjz brings you president obama's remarks on the incident as soon as he starts talking. >>> the other big story we're following is the bitter cold weather. people were bundled up again as they braved the elements in ellicott city. the winds are makingp feel colder than it actually is. we look outside right now at another mostly cloudy night in baltimore as another storm moves our way. bernadette woods is here with the numbers. bern, i'm getting used to the cold so what does that mean? >> that could be good news because this will continue for a little bit here. let's just get off that shot right here. first warning doppler radar. we have snow showers coming through the area. some flurries really, that's all it is. it may leave a coating at the to
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Jan 7, 2010 4:00pm EST
some flakes. most of the region, except south of baltimore and south and west of washington, under a winter weather advisory, through tomorrow mong. -- morning. what time do you expect this to start? generally in the central portions of maryland, between 9:00 and midnight. as you head east a little later. probably around 11:00 or 12:00 here in the baltimore region. how much do we expect out of this little storm? one to three inches in many, many places. maybe an inch, inch and a half in the city. maybe 3 up around hereford and jarrettsville. 3 to 6, maybe as much as 8 in garrett county. along the beaches, maybe half an inch to inch possible along the lower eastern shore. it all starts late tonight. we'll have updated forecasts. look at radar. >>> well, the nation is being blanketed by snow. dave price reports for wjz, there's a storm moving our way that bob turk just touched on. >> reporter: south dakota authorities shut down nearly 300 miles of interstate 90, east of rapid city, because of blowing snow and whiteout conditions. in missouri, the shovels are out yet again. until the la
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Jan 12, 2010 5:00pm EST
fair share, that if you pay the taxes to washington, you get them back in services of maryland, fill out that census form. >> reporter: the last census in 2000 asks 50 different questions. this time, it's down to just 10. but since the results are used to determine how federal tax dollars are distributed, based on population and other factors. >> reporter: disaster and emergency services. healthcare services. schools. transportation. libraries. senior centers. >> reporter: the mayor of philadelphia has a saying to encourage the people to fill out their form. it's 10 questions, 10 minutes, and it can affect your life for 10 years. >> reporter: maryland's governor says better technology, the internet, and social websites could help improve the 2010 count. >> i hope that that means we have a better count this year than we did even 10 years ago. because every person that is counted is an additional $1,000 a year in community investments that come to our state. >> reporter: a census office is open today for counting east baltimore. 1500 temporary workers are to be recruited. the senator s
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Jan 6, 2010 6:00pm EST
accused of the deadly shooting at washington's holocaust museum has died. >> reporter: 89-year-old james von brunn died in a federal complex in north carolina. he was awaiting trial for killing security guard stephen johnson. the deadly shooting happened june 10th. von brunn was wounded in the shooting. officials at the prison hospital had said chronic medical problems complicated a psychiatric evaluation for the suspect. von brunn was a white supremacist who prior to the shooting had written racist and anti-semitic credos on the internet. back to you. >> von brunn died around 1:00 this afternoon in butner, north carolina where he was being held awaiting trial. >>> prosecutors say a former featurer and field hockey coach at to towson has pled guilty. he engaged in sexually explicit on line conversations with someone he thought was a 13- year-old girl. he was a teacher at a school in montgomery county. he will be sentenced in march. >>> metro transit police say they have a new unit working to deter terrorists from targeting the transit system. the police department received more than $9 m
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Jan 29, 2010 6:00pm EST
little further to the north. so it's not out of the realm of possibility that baltimore, washington area could see one, two, maybe three inches at max at this point. down here, southern virginia, southern maryland. calvert, st. mary's, lower eastern shore. down here, you might see as much as 5 or 6 inches from this storm. so it's going to affect you for sure. far north and west of the areas, not that much. winds here, very light. not down to 6. the storm is primarily moving from west to east, across the southeast. heavy rains there, with the snow band for the north. heavy rains in southern southwest virginia. west virginia. some areas down here. roanoke, listen burg, could see -- lynchburg. by sunday, sunshine returns. along with cold temps. but a slight improvement. maybe 10 degrees warmer. northeast winds are 10 to 15 knots. bay temp, stuck at around 35 degrees. at least there's no ice on the bay. like there has been some years. 18 tonight, cloudy. breezy ahead. 22. maybe about an inch or so around the city. more south of the area. annapolis could see 2, d.c. may
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